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    SportAuto Supertest: Mercedes CLK-DTM

    CLK-DTM is using Dunlop SP Super Sport Race semi-slicks.


    0- 40 kph 1.3 secs.
    0- 60 kph 2.1
    0- 80 kph 3.0
    0-100 kph 3.9
    0-120 kph 5.1
    0-140 kph 6.3
    0-160 kph 7.9
    0-180 kph 9.5
    0-200 kph 11.8

    0-200-0 kph 16.5

    Vmax = limited to 320 kph

    Slalom 18m 69.0 kph

    skidpad 1.3g

    Nurburgring 7:54 mins
    Hockenheim 1:12.5 min


    7:52 --- 157.119 kph -- Lamborghini Gallardo E-Gear (sort auto 12/2003)
    7:52 --- 157.119 kph -- Mercedes Benz SLR McLaren (port auto 06/2004)
    7:54 --- 156.456 kph - Mercedes CLK DTM AMG, 582bhp / 1678kg, (sport auto 03/2005)
    7:54 --- 156.456 kph -- Porsche 996 GT3 (2003)


    1:12.0 --- Lamborghini Murciélago
    1:12.1 --- Gemballa Porsche 911 Turbo
    1:12.6 --- AC Schnitzer BMW M3 CSL
    1:12.6 --- Sportec Porsche 996 Turbo
    1:11.6 --- 911 GT2
    1:11.8 --- Gallardo


    According to Sportauto.
    The SLR is twice as much as the the CLK DTM AMG and no better car according to sport auto.
    According to them, the CLK DTM AMG is the most radical and best handling Mercedes ever, beats even the CLK GTR.

    Total score:
    62 points


    Carrera GT 68 p
    GT3 RS 65 p
    M3 CSL 64 p
    911 GT2 63 p
    SLR 62 p


    According to Sportauto.
    The SLR is twice as much as the the CLK DTM AMG and no better car according to sport auto.
    According to them, the CLK DTM AMG is the most radical and best handling Mercedes ever, beats even the CLK GTR.

    Re: SportAuto Supertest: Mercedes CLK-DTM

    Quote:
    Just_me said:

    According to Sportauto.
    The SLR is twice as much as the the CLK DTM AMG and no better car according to sport auto.




    Someone down at HWA and AMG will be shot.....



    Quote:


    According to them, the CLK DTM AMG is the most radical and best handling Mercedes ever, beats even the CLK GTR.




    Well I'm happy about that...

    EVO said "this Mercedes gets a big fat 10 out of 10 for steering feel"

    Great car, nice to see AMG can make a good feelsome car...

    Re: SportAuto Supertest: Mercedes CLK-DTM

    Quote:
    Just_me said:

    According to Sportauto.
    The SLR is twice as much as the the CLK DTM AMG and no better car according to sport auto.




    Someone down at HWA and AMG will be shot.....



    Quote:


    According to them, the CLK DTM AMG is the most radical and best handling Mercedes ever, beats even the CLK GTR.




    Well I'm happy about that...

    EVO said "this Mercedes gets a big fat 10 out of 10 for steering feel"

    Great car, nice to see AMG can make a good feelsome car...

    Re: SportAuto Supertest: Mercedes CLK-DTM

    Errr...why is it so slow?
    I mean, the DTM cars are almost as fast as the LeMans prototypes, and this street version is slower than a GT3RS?

    Re: SportAuto Supertest: Mercedes CLK-DTM

    Errr...why is it so slow?
    I mean, the DTM cars are almost as fast as the LeMans prototypes, and this street version is slower than a GT3RS?

    Re: SportAuto Supertest: Mercedes CLK-DTM

    Quote:
    brunner said:
    Errr...why is it so slow?
    I mean, the DTM cars are almost as fast as the LeMans prototypes, and this street version is slower than a GT3RS?



    My guess, the weight is the mainfactor here and maybe a manuel tranny would help but I say, weight is mainreason.

    Re: SportAuto Supertest: Mercedes CLK-DTM

    Quote:
    brunner said:
    Errr...why is it so slow?
    I mean, the DTM cars are almost as fast as the LeMans prototypes, and this street version is slower than a GT3RS?



    My guess, the weight is the mainfactor here and maybe a manuel tranny would help but I say, weight is mainreason.

    Re: SportAuto Supertest: Mercedes CLK-DTM

    Amazing!
    I will testdrive one in a few weeks, I'll post pics and impressions!

    Re: SportAuto Supertest: Mercedes CLK-DTM

    Amazing!
    I will testdrive one in a few weeks, I'll post pics and impressions!

    Re: SportAuto Supertest: Mercedes CLK-DTM

    Quote:
    brunner said:
    Errr...why is it so slow?
    I mean, the DTM cars are almost as fast as the LeMans prototypes, and this street version is slower than a GT3RS?



    The DTM cars have a weight around 1000 kg (3300 lbs.) and a significantly lower center of gravity.

    The CLK-AMG is substantially heavier than its counterpart for racing.

    Funny thing that the car is only built 100 times - the fact that it's the besthandling Mercedes ever doesn't say much.

    Re: SportAuto Supertest: Mercedes CLK-DTM

    Quote:
    brunner said:
    Errr...why is it so slow?
    I mean, the DTM cars are almost as fast as the LeMans prototypes, and this street version is slower than a GT3RS?



    The DTM cars have a weight around 1000 kg (3300 lbs.) and a significantly lower center of gravity.

    The CLK-AMG is substantially heavier than its counterpart for racing.

    Funny thing that the car is only built 100 times - the fact that it's the besthandling Mercedes ever doesn't say much.

    Re: SportAuto Supertest: Mercedes CLK-DTM

    not got result on the Nordschleife.........

    Re: SportAuto Supertest: Mercedes CLK-DTM

    not got result on the Nordschleife.........

    Re: SportAuto Supertest: Mercedes CLK-DTM

    Does the Nordschleife time matter>? Or any other track time?

    Apart from the usual "you'll never track your car, why the interest in track ability" argument, what about the SL55?

    In delimited to 186mph form, it can lap the ring in 8.06, which ias faster than 360/575/Vanquish, M5 etc., does that make the SL55 a batter feelsome car>? A car that gives sportscar feel? A replacement for a sports car>?

    NO.

    In my view, its all about on-road manners and feel. ( for a sportscar) For a Mercedes, I'm assured the very best on-road manners....for comfort that is Deploying 700MM is a little harder...

    Conslusion: STOP obsessing over track times!

    Re: SportAuto Supertest: Mercedes CLK-DTM

    Does the Nordschleife time matter>? Or any other track time?

    Apart from the usual "you'll never track your car, why the interest in track ability" argument, what about the SL55?

    In delimited to 186mph form, it can lap the ring in 8.06, which ias faster than 360/575/Vanquish, M5 etc., does that make the SL55 a batter feelsome car>? A car that gives sportscar feel? A replacement for a sports car>?

    NO.

    In my view, its all about on-road manners and feel. ( for a sportscar) For a Mercedes, I'm assured the very best on-road manners....for comfort that is Deploying 700MM is a little harder...

    Conslusion: STOP obsessing over track times!

    Re: SportAuto Supertest: Mercedes CLK-DTM

    Laptimes are intresting but if we shall talk about laptimes and compare with other cars, then compare it with same type of cars.
    For instance comparing a Carrera GT to a SL65 and so on...not same type of cars which make it pointless to compare them.

    Re: SportAuto Supertest: Mercedes CLK-DTM

    Laptimes are intresting but if we shall talk about laptimes and compare with other cars, then compare it with same type of cars.
    For instance comparing a Carrera GT to a SL65 and so on...not same type of cars which make it pointless to compare them.

     
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